2007–08 Washington Wizards season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2007–08 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Eddie Jordan
Owner(s) Raul Fernandez, Abe Pollin
Arena Verizon Center
Results
Record 43–39 (.524)
Place Division: 2nd (Southeast)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Mid-Atlantic, The CW Washington, News Channel 8
Radio ESPN 980
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

The 2007-08 Washington Wizards season was their 47th season in the National Basketball Association. The Wizards made the playoffs for the fourth straight season despite missing star Gilbert Arenas for most of it due to a knee injury. The Wizards were then eliminated for the third straight time by the Cavaliers, all in just the first round.[1]

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Washington's selections from the 2007 NBA Draft in New York, New York.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 16 Nick Young Guard  United States USC
2 47 Dominic McGuire Small Forward  United States Fresno State

Roster[edit]

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 0 United States Arenas, Gilbert (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Arizona
PF 32 United States Blatche, Andray 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) South Kent School (CT)
SF 3 United States Butler, Caron (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
PG 6 United States Daniels, Antonio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Bowling Green
C 33 United States Haywood, Brendan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 263 lb (119 kg) North Carolina
F 4 United States Jamison, Antawn (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina
SG 8 United States Mason, Roger 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Virginia
SF 5 United States McGuire, Dominic 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fresno State
F/C 13 Ukraine Pecherov, Oleksiy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Ukraine
PF 9 Lithuania Songaila, Darius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest
SG 2 United States Stevenson, DeShawn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Washington Union HS (CA)
C 36 United States Thomas, Etan Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Syracuse
G/F 1 United States Young, Nick 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) USC
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2007-12-31

Standings[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4
x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14


Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 66 16 .805
2 y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 7
3 y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 14
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 21
5 x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Toronto Raptors 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 42 .488 26
8 x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 29
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
11 Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 33
12 Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 34
13 Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 40
14 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 43
15 Miami Heat 15 67 .183 51


Game log[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 0–1; Home: 0–0; Road: 0–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 October 31, 2007 Wizards 119–110 Pacers 1 Gilbert Arenas (34) 16,212 0–1

November[edit]

Record: 7–8; Home: 3–3; Road: 4–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
2 November 2, 2007 Wizards 103–83 Celtics NA Gilbert Arenas (21) 18,624 0–2
3 November 3, 2007 Magic 94–82 Wizards NA Caron Butler (23) 20,173 0–3
4 November 8, 2007 Wizards 85–87 Nets NA Antawn Jamison (24) 13,267 0–4
5 November 9, 2007 Nuggets 118–92 Wizards NA Caron Butler (21) 20,173 0–5
6 November 11, 2007 Wizards 101–90 Hawks NA Caron Butler (24) 13,172 1–5
7 November 14, 2007 Pacers 90–103 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (30) 12,477 2–5
8 November 16, 2007 Wizards 105–89 Timberwolves NA Caron Butler (29) 11,783 3–5
9 November 17, 2007 Trail Blazers 109–90 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (30) 20,173 4–5
10 November 20, 2007 Sixers 101–116 Wizards NA Andray Blatche (26) 12,299 5–5
11 November 21, 2007 Wizards 114–111 Bobcats 1 Caron Butler (39) 12,193 6–5
12 November 23, 2007 Warriors 123–115 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (30) 20,173 6–6
13 November 24, 2007 Wizards 118–124 Grizzlies NA Antawn Jamison (41) 13,579 6–7
14 November 26, 2007 Wizards 110–98 Mavericks NA Caron Butler (35) 19,556 7–7
15 November 28, 2007 Wizards 94–109 Spurs NA Brendan Haywood (19) 18,386 7–8
16 November 30, 2007 Wizards 84–85 Sixers NA Caron Butler (20) 10,718 7–9

December[edit]

Record: 8–5; Home: 6–3; Road: 2–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
17 December 1, 2007 Raptors 97–101 Wizards NA Caron Butler (29) 20,173 8–9
18 December 5, 2007 Cavaliers 86–105 Wizards NA Caron Butler (27) 17,684 9–9
19 December 7, 2007 Suns 122–107 Wizards NA Andray Blatche (19) 20,173 9–10
20 December 9, 2007 Nets 89–104 Wizards NA Caron Butler (28) 13,712 10–10
21 December 11, 2007 Timberwolves 88–102 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (22) 12,177 11–10
22 December 13, 2007 Wizards 104–91 Heat NA DeShawn Stevenson (26) 19,600 12–10
23 December 15, 2007 Kings 79–92 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (19) 20,173 13–10
24 December 19, 2007 Bulls 95–84 Wizards NA Caron Butler (29) 14,792 13–11
25 December 21, 2007 Hawks 97–92 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (30) 16,472 13–12
26 December 22, 2007 Wizards 85–93 Pacers NA Antawn Jamison (29) 11,583 13–13
27 December 26, 2007 Wizards 108–104 Bobcats NA Antawn Jamison (26) 14,705 14–13
28 December 28, 2007 Wizards 106–109 Nets NA Caron Butler (28) 17,644 14–14
29 December 29, 2007 Heat 74–96 Wizards NA Andray Blatche (18) 20,173 15–14

January[edit]

Record: 9–6; Home: 6–2; Road: 3–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
30 January 2, 2008 Pistons 106–93 Wizards NA Caron Butler (22) 15,763 15–15
31 January 4, 2008 Wizards 101–77 Bucks NA Antawn Jamison (24) 16,250 16–15
32 January 6, 2008 SuperSonics 86–108 Wizards NA Caron Butler (33) 17,816 17–15
33 January 8, 2008 Rockets 92–84 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (14) 16,824 17–16
34 January 11, 2008 Wizards 102–98 Hawks 1 Antawn Jamison (22) 16,064 18–16
35 January 12, 2008 Celtics 78–85 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (19) 20,173 19–16
36 January 14, 2008 Wizards 88–83 Celtics NA Caron Butler (21) 18,624 20–16
37 January 15, 2008 Wizards 93–105 Knicks NA Caron Butler (24) 17,584 20–17
38 January 18, 2008 Knicks 98–111 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (32) 20,173 21–17
39 January 21, 2008 Mavericks 84–102 Wizards NA Caron Butler (24) 20,173 22–17
40 January 23, 2008 Wizards 85–121 Cavaliers NA Brendan Haywood (11) 20,562 22–18
41 January 25, 2008 Grizzlies 93–104 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (24) 17,123 23–18
42 January 27, 2008 Wizards 102–105 Bucks 1 Caron Butler (40) 15,621 23–19
43 January 29, 2008 Raptors 104–108 Wizards 1 Antawn Jamison (24) 12,905 24–19
44 January 30, 2008 Wizards 83–122 Raptors NA DeShawn Stevenson (16) 19,800 24–20

February[edit]

Record: 4–10; Home: 1–4; Road: 3–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
45 February 1, 2008 Jazz 96–87 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (31) 20,173 24–21
46 February 3, 2008 Lakers 103–91 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (21) 20,173 24–22
47 February 5, 2008 Wizards 96–101 Sixers NA DeShawn Stevenson (19) 10,974 24–23
48 February 6, 2008 Spurs 85–77 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (18) 20,173 24–24
49 February 8, 2008 Wizards 100–111 Nuggets NA Antawn Jamison (21) 17,078 24–25
50 February 10, 2008 Wizards 107–108 Suns NA Antawn Jamison (28) 18,422 24–26
51 February 11, 2008 Wizards 117–120 Warriors NA Roger Mason (32) 19,043 24–27
52 February 13, 2008 Wizards 91–89 Clippers NA Antawn Jamison (29) 17,144 25–27
53 February 19, 2008 Knicks 113–100 Wizards 1 Antawn Jamison (20) 15,102 25–28
54 February 22, 2008 Wizards 89–90 Cavaliers NA Darius Songaila (19) 20,562 25–29
55 February 23, 2008 Bobcats 95–110 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (22) 20,173 26–29
56 February 25, 2008 Wizards 95–92 Hornets NA DeShawn Stevenson (33) 11,289 27–29
57 February 26, 2008 Wizards 69–94 Rockets NA Antwan Jamison (18) 15,768 27–30
58 February 29, 2008 Wizards 97–91 Bulls NA Three-way tie (17) 21,884 28–30

March[edit]

Record: 10–6; Home: 5–3; Road: 5–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
59 March 2, 2008 Hornets 84–101 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (28) 20,173 29–30
60 March 5, 2008 Magic 122–92 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (19) 17,745 29–31
61 March 7, 2008 Wizards 110–106 Raptors 1 Antawn Jamison (25) 19,800 30–31
62 March 8, 2008 Bobcats 100–97 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (30) 20,173 30–32
63 March 11, 2008 Bucks 97–105 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (23) 14,755 31–32
64 March 13, 2008 Cavaliers 99–101 Wizards NA Caron Butler (19) 20,173 32–32
65 March 15, 2008 Clippers 109–119 Wizards 1 Antawn Jamison (36) 20,173 33–32
66 March 17, 2008 Hawks 105–96 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (25) 16,227 33–33
67 March 19, 2008 Wizards 88–87 Magic NA Antawn Jamison (31) 16,533 34–33
68 March 21, 2008 Wizards 103–86 Heat NA Caron Butler (25) 19,345 35–33
69 March 23, 2008 Pistons 83–95 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (24) 20,173 36–33
70 March 25, 2008 Wizards 82–102 Trail Blazers NA Caron Butler (19) 19,980 36–34
71 March 26, 2008 Wizards 104–99 SuperSonics NA Roger Mason (22) 10,497 37–34
72 March 28, 2008 Wizards 114–108 Kings NA Antawn Jamison (25) 14,061 38–34
73 March 30, 2008 Wizards 120–126 Lakers 1 Deshawn Stevenson (27) 18,997 38–35
74 March 31, 2008 Wizards 87–129 Jazz NA Antawn Jamison (22) 19,911 38–36

April[edit]

Record: 5–3; Home: 4–1; Road: 1–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
75 April 2, 2008 Bucks 109–110 Wizards NA Two-way tie (18) 14,355 38–37
76 April 4, 2008 Heat 109–95 Wizards NA Caron Butler (29) 18,875 39–37
77 April 5, 2008 Wizards 99–87 Bulls NA Brendan Haywood (25) 21,929 40–37
78 April 9, 2008 Celtics 109–95 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (27) 20,173 41–37
79 April 11, 2008 Wizards 74–102 Pistons NA Antawn Jamison (15) 22,076 41–38
80 April 12, 2008 Sixers 93–109 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (25) 20,173 42–38
81 April 14, 2008 Pacers 110–117 Wizards NA Roger Mason (31) 15,552 43–38
82 April 16, 2008 Wizards 83–103 Magic NA Andray Blatche (20) 16,929 43–39
  • Green background indicates win
  • Red background indicates loss

Playoffs[edit]

2008 playoff game log
2008 playoff schedule

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gilbert Arenas 13 8 32.7 .398 .282 .771 3.9 5.1 1.77 .08 19.4
Andray Blatche 82 15 20.4 .474 .231 .695 5.2 1.1 .65 1.39 7.5
Caron Butler 58 58 39.9 .466 .357 .901 6.7 4.9 2.21 .34 20.3
Antonio Daniels 71 63 30.4 .459 .230 .776 2.9 4.8 .97 .03 8.4
Brendan Haywood 80 80 27.9 .528 .000 .735 7.2 .9 .39 1.66 10.6
Antawn Jamison 79 79 38.7 .436 .339 .760 10.2 1.5 1.34 .43 21.4
Roger Mason 80 9 21.4 .443 .398 .873 1.6 1.7 .50 .23 9.1
Dominic McGuire 70 1 9.9 .379 .167 .438 2.0 .6 .29 .37 1.3
Oleksiy Pecherov 35 0 9.1 .352 .283 .645 1.9 .2 .17 .14 3.6
Darius Songaila 80 13 19.4 .458 .000 .918 3.4 1.7 .66 .20 6.2
DeShawn Stevenson 82 82 31.3 .386 .383 .797 2.9 3.1 .79 .18 11.2
Nick Young 75 2 15.4 .439 .400 .815 1.5 .8 .47 .09 7.5

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gilbert Arenas 4 2 23.5 .389 .417 .833 1.8 2.8 .50 .00 10.8
Andray Blatche 6 0 14.8 .429 .000 .333 3.3 .2 .33 1.00 3.7
Caron Butler 6 6 41.0 .460 .238 .871 5.7 3.8 1.83 .17 18.7
Antonio Daniels 6 4 25.7 .452 .250 .882 2.3 3.0 .33 .33 7.3
Brendan Haywood 6 6 29.7 .591 .000 .800 6.7 .8 .67 1.50 12.0
Antawn Jamison 6 6 39.5 .406 .280 .571 12.0 1.0 1.33 1.33 16.8
Roger Mason 6 0 21.5 .404 .235 .750 .8 1.0 .50 .17 8.0
Dominic McGuire 3 0 5.0 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .3 .33 .33 .3
Oleksiy Pecherov 3 0 2.7 .000 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .33 .33 .7
Darius Songaila 5 0 15.4 .421 .000 .867 2.6 .8 .20 .00 5.8
DeShawn Stevenson 6 6 32.7 .367 .389 .889 2.2 3.0 1.00 .00 12.3
Nick Young 4 0 4.3 .111 .000 .750 .5 .3 .50 .00 1.3

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Wizards have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]